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Muslims start Ramadan under the shadow of the coronavirus | Gallery News

The Muslim holy month of Ramadan began on Tuesday amid restrictions on communal prayers and fasting due to the coronavirus…

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Middle East

Lusail Stadium: Building the stage for the Qatar 2022 final | Qatar News

Lusail, Qatar – With a capacity of 80,000, Lusail Stadium will be the biggest tournament venue for the 2022 World…

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Asia

Almost heaven: West Virginia entices nature-loving remote workers | Business and Economy News

Under the remote worker programme, out-of-state participants who move to West Virginia will receive $12,000 along with passes for a…

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Africa

Protests erupt in Minneapolis after police shoot, kill Black man | US & Canada News

Protests have broken out near the US city of Minneapolis after the police fatally shot Duante Wright, a young Black…

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Middle East

Ash-covered St Vincent braces for more volcanic eruptions | Saint Vincent and the Grenadines News

People who ignored an initial warning to evacuate the area closest to a volcano on the eastern Caribbean island of…

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Asia

Belfast protesters set fire to hijacked bus as violence continues | Ireland News

Northern Ireland’s power-sharing government put aside factional differences on Thursday to appeal for calm after more than a week of…

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Africa

Boat, snowmobile, camel: Vaccine reaches world’s far corners | Gallery News

After enduring 40-knot (74kmph) winds and freezing sea spray, jostled healthcare providers arrived wet and cold on two Maine islands…

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Latin America

Another grim day of record new COVID cases in India | Gallery News

India has hit yet another new peak with 115,736 coronavirus cases reported in the past 24 hours. New Delhi, Mumbai…

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Asia

In Pictures: Hunt for survivors after deadly Indonesian cyclone | Gallery News

Rescuers searched for dozens of people still missing in remote islands of southeast Indonesia on Tuesday while expecting more casualties…

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Latin America

In Pictures: Moroccan mimics Charlie Chaplin to mask hardships | Gallery News

When 58-year-old Moroccan Belhussein Abdelsalam was arrested and lost his job three decades ago, he saw Charlie Chaplin on television…

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Africa

At the Moldova-Romania border, pandemic lays bare inequality | Moldova News

At the hospital in the small Moldovan town of Leova, exhausted doctors see no end to the pandemic: cases are…

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Asia

In Pictures: Millions mark Easter under COVID-19 restrictions | Gallery News

Millions of Christians around the world celebrated a second Easter under coronavirus restrictions on Sunday, as nations tried to control…

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Middle East

In Pictures: Egyptian mummies paraded through Cairo | Middle East News

Egypt held a spectacular parade to celebrate the transport of 22 of its royal mummies through the capital, Cairo, to…

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Global gender gap, Biden’s big bet and a ship’s worth of memes | Business and Economy News

It was the mistake seen ’round the world (and from space): Ever Given’s not-so-graceful turn in the Suez Canal upended…

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Africa

Japan’s famed cherry blossoms bloom early as climate warms | Japan News

Japan’s cherry trees are reaching full bloom in record time this year, the national weather agency has said, linking the…

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Africa

Land dispute drives new exodus in Ethiopia’s Tigray | Ethiopia News

The dusty buses keep coming, dozens a day, mattresses, chairs and baskets piled on top. They stop at schools hurriedly…

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Asia

In Pictures: Mozambique town deserted after ISIL attack | Gallery News

Mozambique security forces are battling a prolonged deadly assault on the key northern town of Palma by fighters linked to…

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Africa

Rubbish scavengers who help keep cities clean plea for vaccine | Gallery News

The scavengers wait patiently for a dump truck to tip the rubbish on the summit of the landfill outside India’s…

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Africa

India celebrates Holi amid alarming surge in COVID cases | India News

Indians are celebrating Holi, the festival of colours, despite many states restricting gatherings to contain a coronavirus resurgence across the…

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Africa

In Pictures: Holy Sepulchre church opens on Palm Sunday | Middle East News

In scenes very different from last year, Jerusalem’s Church of the Holy Sepulchre was open to the public on Palm…

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Latin America

Myanmar protests continue a day after more than 100 killed | Myanmar News

Protesters in Myanmar have returned to the streets to press their demands for a return to democracy, just a day…

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Asia

Indonesia cathedral rocked by Palm Sunday suicide bombing | Indonesia News

At least 14 people were injured after a powerful blast – a suspected suicide attack – outside a church in…

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Europe

Nearly 100 years of lighting the Olympic flame | Gallery News

The Olympic flame was introduced at the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics. The torch relay began eight years later ahead of the…

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Africa

In Pictures: 200th anniversary of the Greek War of Independence | Greece News

Greece celebrated 200 years since the start of its struggle for independence from the Ottoman Empire on Thursday with a…

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Asia

Suez Canal suspends traffic as ship stuck like ‘beached whale’ | Middle East News

A container ship blocking the Suez Canal like a “beached whale” sent new shockwaves through global trade on Thursday as officials stopped…

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Asia

Rohingya made homeless by devastating Bangladesh camp blaze | Bangladesh News

Authorities and volunteers from aid agencies in southern Bangladesh are rebuilding shelters for thousands of Rohingya refugees who lost their…

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Latin America

Yemen crisis: The devastating impact of six years of war | Yemen News

This week, the war in Yemen enters its seventh year. The country is once again hitting the headlines because a…

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Africa

Cars become home for Spain’s pandemic casualties | Spain News

When the social worker called to tell Javier Irure that he was being evicted, the 65-year-old Spaniard could not fathom…

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Asia

India devotees celebrate Holi festival, ignore COVID restrictions | India News

Holi marks the advent of spring in India and is celebrated all around the Hindu-majority country with coloured powders and…

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Africa

With most deaths in Europe, UK marks COVID lockdown anniversary | Gallery News

A year to the day since Prime Minister Boris Johnson first put the United Kingdom under lockdown to slow the…

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Latin America

Thousands of Rohingya homes burn as fire sweeps Bangladesh camps | Bangladesh News

A huge blaze that ripped through a sprawling Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh has forced at least 50,000 people to…

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Europe

Fleeing Myanmar: ‘We defied orders to kill anti-coup protesters’ | Asia Pacific News

A group of police officers who defied the Myanmar army’s orders to shoot opponents of the coup recounted their experience…

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Asia

In Pictures: African leaders pay tribute to Tanzania’s Magufuli | Tanzania News

Leaders from across Africa have paid tribute to John Magufuli, Tanzania’s late president who leaves a complex legacy following his…

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Europe

In Pictures: Hundreds arrested at Miami Beach | US & Canada News

Pointing to more than 1,000 arrests in one of the top party spots in the United States, Miami Beach, Florida…

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Asia

Seen from the sky: Polluted waters around the world | Gallery News

About four billion people experience severe water shortages for at least one month a year, and around 1.6 billion people…

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Middle East

Anti-lockdown protests break out in Europe amid new COVID wave | Europe News

Protesters in Germany clashed with police on Saturday over coronavirus measures, with officers using water cannon, pepper spray and batons…

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Africa

Record rains, flooding prompt evacuations in Australia | Australia News

Australia’s east coast was smashed by heavy rains on Saturday, sparking dangerous flash flooding that forced the evacuation of multiple…

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Europe

Long-dormant volcano that came to life in Iceland | Iceland News

A long-dormant volcano on the Reykjanes Peninsula in southwestern Iceland flared to life on Friday night, spilling lava down two…

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Europe

In Pictures: South Africa’s Zulu king is laid to rest | South Africa News

The traditional leader of South Africa’s 12 million Zulu people, King Goodwill Zwelithini, has been laid to rest in a…

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Africa

From poaching to avocados, Kenya’s elephants face new threat | Kenya News

Just after dawn, Tolstoy lumbers into view. A wandering giant, with tusks almost scraping the earth, this great elephant has…

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Asia

Families forced into a deadly spiral in Central African Republic | Central African Republic News

Siriri’s gaze darts around and his voice trembles as he speaks about his experiences, how he was shot in the…

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Middle East

Iraqis scour desert in hunt for truffles | Middle East News

“Here it is, the truffle, a blessing from God!” Zahra Buheir carefully digs out a desert truffle from the sandy…

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Asia

More protesters killed in Myanmar as military tightens grip | Myanmar News

A human rights group says at least 183 people have been killed in Myanmar since the recent military coup in…

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Asia

‘No borders in football’: Refugee team helps newcomers settle in | United Kingdom News

For refugees and asylum seekers, starting a new life in the United Kingdom presents a host of challenges, from learning…

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